3 Reasons To Visit Turks and Caicos at Christmas Time

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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The Turks and Caicos Islands, known locally as TCI, are the perfect Christmas destination for those looking to escape the dreary weather of the upcoming months.

Located on the outer eastern edge of the Caribbean, just under a two-hour flight from Miami, this string of 40 islands and cays offer something for everyone. You can spend your days discovering underwater worlds or exploring the culture of the region, or alternatively just lazing on a beautiful white sandy beach. Whatever you choose, you’re guaranteed to find something to suit your tastes!

So, it’s little wonder that TCI is rapidly gaining in popularity, attracting around 200,000 visitors to the islands annually. Here, we’ve found three reasons why you should be joining them for this holiday season.


One of the obvious perks of TCI at Christmas is the beautiful weather on offer, which stands in stark contrast to the wet and windy climate of the UK during the holidays.

TCI boasts an average of 350 days of sunshine a year, with an annual rainfall of just 50mm, meaning whatever day you choose to hit the beach will no doubt be a fabulous one.

And, to top it off, temperatures rarely drop below 27°C, so you can catch some winter rays. However, try to visit in mid to late December to avoid catching any late hurricanes!

Festive celebrations

Christmas is a special time of year in most countries and TCI is no different. In the run-up to Christmas, and indeed after, there are some great festive events going on, with most resorts decked out in beautiful lights and Christmas displays.

If you’re staying on Providenciales, you can catch the Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony that each year by the Provo Kiwanis Club, which also has live music and entertainment from Santa himself.

For the more artistically minded, the Island Thyme Annual Christmas Tree Ornament Competition, held by a restaurant on Salt Cay, gives local artists the chance to enter their decorated ornaments into the competition which you can view in the restaurant. Similarly, the Art and Craft Expo gives you the chance to pick up some great holiday gifts.

Boxing Day also sees the lively street parade of Maskanoo taking over Providenciales, stemming from the traditional culture of the Bahamas and the masked balls held during the slavery era by Bermuda salt rakers. You can expect a celebration of African culture with live music, arts, entertainment and great food.

Finally, a Christmas beach barbecue is usually held in the days between Christmas Day and New Years Day, with Grace Bay Beach holding live music, local food, kayak racing and arts and crafts.

In between all of this, the year-round event of the Providenciales Thursday Fish Fry is also occurring, where you can sample some fantastic Caribbean cuisine.

For more information on different festive events, this post by Turks and Caicos Reservations has some more background.


If all that wasn’t enough to convince you, the accommodation will be the final nail in the coffin. Host to some of the best choices in the Caribbean, you’re guaranteed to find a resort to suit your needs.

Boutique resorts like Beach House offer the chance to experience some luxury at an affordable price, with dedicated pamper pods, a spa, a choice of restaurants and access to the renowned Grace Bay Beach all on hand.

However, for those traveling with little ones in tow, family-friendly resorts are available too. Check out Blue Haven, which has a kids club, a protected swimming area, and lots of activities going on to keep them occupied!

And, with many resorts offering festive deals, you’ll be able to snap up a luxury trip away without breaking the bank!


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